Fatah celebrates 55th anniversary with march in Ramallah

Members of PA chairman's movement wear explosive belts as they celebrate Fatah's 55th anniversary.Elad Benari, 1/1/2020, 6:08 AM

Abbas reiterates: No elections without eastern Jerusalem

PA chairman responds to reports that Israel will ignore his request to permit elections in eastern Jerusalem.Elad Benari, 12/30/2019, 2:03 AM

Hamas: Abbas should issue elections decree soon

Hamas leader says PA chairman should issue decree for holding elections and thus force Israel to permit them in eastern Jerusalem.Elad Benari, 12/26/2019, 6:15 AM

Abbas: Elections in eastern Jerusalem - or no elections at all

PA chairman says issuing a presidential decree for holding elections is dependent on whether they could be held also in eastern Jerusalem.Elad Benari, 12/25/2019, 5:44 AM

Abbas urges EU to pressure Israel on PA elections

PA chairman says that the PA has urged the EU to pressure Israel to allow Palestinian elections to be held in eastern Jerusalem.Elad Benari, 12/18/2019, 6:19 AM

Abbas: We'll cancel agreements if Israel annexes Jordan Valley

PA chairman says elections will be held in PA, but only if Israel allows eastern Jerusalem Arabs to vote.Elad Benari, 12/9/2019, 11:54 PM

Abbas: 'Relationship with Israel has hit dead end'

PA chairman demands international community ignore Pres. Trump's announcement, recognize 'Palestine.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/30/2019, 7:07 PM

Abbas: US policy change emboldens Israel

PA chairman blasts Trump administration’s announcement on legality of Israeli communities in Judea and Samaria.Elad Benari, 11/28/2019, 6:15 AM

Turkey announces reward for info on Abbas rival

Turkey offers $700,000 for information leading to capture of former senior Fatah leader Mohammed Dahlan.Elad Benari, Canada, 11/22/2019, 10:13 PM

Abbas: Trump's "Deal of the Century" is dead

Palestinian Authority chief declares Trump administration's peace plan dead, expresses hope for Israeli 'peace government'.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/20/2019, 10:21 AM

PA: Escalate the popular resistance

PA leadership convenes emergency meetings following Pompeo statement regarding legality of "settlements".Dalit Halevi, 11/20/2019, 6:46 AM

Sanders slanders Rabin

Bernie Sanders dishonors Yitzchak Rabin by describing the Palestinian Arabs as 'crushed under a military occupation.' That occupation ended in 1995 when Rabin signed the Oslo Accords.Att'y Stephen M. Flatow, 11/14/2019, 6:02 PM

Abbas dreams of controlling all of Judea and Samaria

In speech on anniversary of Yasser Arafat's death, PA chairman calls to "liberate Palestine".Dalit Halevi, 11/12/2019, 4:04 AM

Fatah: Abbas is our 'sole candidate' in elections

Fatah confirms 84-year-old PA chairman will be its candidate in the elections.Elad Benari, 11/10/2019, 6:40 AM

Hamas rejects PA's conditions for elections

Gaza terror groups reject conditions set by Palestinian Authority chief Mahmoud Abbas, claim conditions intend to exclude them.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/6/2019, 10:58 AM

Hamas reaches agreement with Abbas on elections

Hamas leader says agreement reached with PA chairman on holding the parliamentary and presidential elections.Ben Ariel, 11/4/2019, 6:37 AM

The Palestinian Authority and its money

A report on what happens to the funds that are collected through the Palestinian Authority Donor Machine. David Bedein, 10/24/2019, 7:00 AM

84-year-old Abbas to run in PA elections

Senior Fatah official says PA chairman will be the movement's only candidate when elections are held.Dalit Halevi, 10/16/2019, 5:34 AM

PA attempting to hold general election

Abbas tasks Central Election Commission with preparing for the declaration of parliamentary elections, which have not been held since 2006.Dalit Halevi, 10/13/2019, 5:36 AM

PA pays huge salaries, builds house for family of terrorists

Financial crisis does not prevent PA from paying large sums, rebuilding house of family of five terrorists, including murderers.Palestinian Media Watch, 10/10/2019, 5:39 PM

Israel and the politics of institutional insanity

Israeli self deception vis a vis the Arabs continues, as does the insanity, characterizing the continuing political miscalculations of the Israelis - now grateful that Abbas is accepting tax revenues again.   Meir Jolovitz, 10/7/2019, 10:14 AM

New elections in Palestinian Authority?

PA chief Mahmoud Abbas to speak with Hamas on possibility of first elections in PA in 13 years.Arutz Sheva Staff, AFP, 10/6/2019, 10:26 PM

Abbas: All agreements void if Israel annexes Jordan Valley

PA chairman says he would give his last dollar to pay terrorists during speech at the UN.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/26/2019, 7:57 PM

Abbas: 'Our Martyrs and prisoners are most sanctified'

PA Chairman: 'We won't agree they consider our Martyrs terrorists and we will not agree that they deduct one penny from their money.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/26/2019, 3:52 PM

Abbas to promise elections in UN speech

Senior PA official says PA chairman will renew pledge to hold elections. Abbas' term expired in 2009 but he has remained in office.Elad Benari, 9/26/2019, 3:09 AM

Abbas: We are against Netanyahu

PA chairman says he would be against a new Israeli government led by Binyamin Netanyahu.Elad Benari, 9/19/2019, 2:00 AM

'Abbas was wrong to meet family of missing Israeli'

Senior Islamic Jihad official criticizes PA chairman for promising to work to bring about the release of missing Israeli Avera Mengistu.Dalit Halevi, 9/15/2019, 5:30 AM

Saudi King to Abbas: We reject Netanyahu's sovereignty pledge

Saudi King Salman tells PA chairman Netanyahu's pledge to apply sovereignty over the Jordan Valley is a "very dangerous escalation".Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/13/2019, 6:45 AM

PA chairman meets family of missing Israeli

PA chairman meets family of Avera Mengistu, who has not been heard from since crossing the border into Gaza since 2014.Ben Ariel, 9/12/2019, 6:03 AM

Abbas: All agreements with Israel will end

PA chairman blasts Netanyahu's pledge to apply sovereignty over the Jordan Valley after the election.Elad Benari, 9/11/2019, 4:36 AM

Abbas: US does not respect international law

PA chairman asserts that the United States did not respect international law when it moved its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.Ben Ariel, 9/10/2019, 6:42 AM

Abbas: Terrorists who murdered Jews are 'martyrs'

PA chairman rejects pressure to stop financial aid for terrorists and their families.Dalit Halevi, 9/10/2019, 5:27 AM

Abbas: Palestinians are spreading peace

PA chairman claims that he wants to promote peace but the US is getting in the way.Dalit Halevi, 8/30/2019, 6:35 AM

Abbas fires all advisers

PA chairman fires all of his advisers amid budget crisis. Payments to terrorists to continue amid austerity measures.AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/19/2019, 6:05 PM

Abbas wishes to strengthen relations with Japan

PA chairman meets Japanese parliamentary delegation, praises Japan's support for "Palestine".Elad Benari, 8/19/2019, 5:33 AM

Abbas speaks to new British PM

PA says Boris Johnson expressed his support for "two-state solution" in phone call with chairman Mahmoud Abbas.Elad Benari, 8/16/2019, 6:36 AM

Abbas snubs visiting Republican delegation

PA chairman fails to show up at meeting with visiting Republican congressional delegation, sends other officials to meet the group.Ben Ariel, 8/14/2019, 6:12 AM

Bereaved brother blasts Rabin's granddaughter who met Abbas

Brother of Ruth Fogel who was murdered in Itamar blasts Democratic Union member Noa Rothman following her meeting with PA chairman.Ben Ariel, 8/14/2019, 2:00 AM

PA to complain to ICC against Beit El construction

Abbas instructs "foreign minister" to complain to International Criminal Court about Israeli construction in Beit El.Dalit Halevi, 8/9/2019, 6:07 AM

Abbas meets members of Congress

PA chairman meets Democratic members of Congress, stresses importance of "two-state solution".Dalit Halevi, 8/8/2019, 12:04 AM

PA committee on agreements with Israel holds first meeting

Committee charged with stopping work on agreements signed with Israel holds first meeting in Ramallah.Ben Ariel, 8/4/2019, 6:15 AM

Abbas: Israel destroying all opportunities for peace

PA chairman: Israel does not respect the agreements we signed with it, US is no longer considered an honest mediator.Elad Benari, 7/31/2019, 1:10 AM

Is the Palestinian Authority really set to cut ties with Israel?

Could Mahmoud Abbas really end all cooperation with Israel - including on security matters? Or is he just bluffing?Hossam Ezzedine, AFP, 7/26/2019, 4:33 PM

Abbas vows end to cooperation with Israel

Mahmoud Abbas says PA will not accept 'dictates' from Israel and the US, vows to end security cooperation.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/25/2019, 9:48 PM

Jordan's King stresses importance of 'two-state solution'

In meeting with PA chairman, King Abdullah restates his position that creation of Palestinian state is the only way to end the conflict.Elad Benari, 7/25/2019, 5:35 AM

Abbas: We will continue to assist the prisoners

PA chairman stresses firm opposition to US peace initiative, says Arabs won't agree to Israel's offsetting of PA tax money.Dalit Halevi, 7/21/2019, 6:38 AM

Abbas: We will not renew ties with Trump

PA chairman says relations with the current US administration would not be renewed until Trump recognizes the two-state solution.Dalit Halevi, 7/15/2019, 3:04 AM

Abbas: Aid to families of 'martyrs' is a red line

PA chairman reiterates the commitment to paying terrorists and their families.Dalit Halevi, 7/12/2019, 4:06 AM

Greenblatt: We're not looking for regime change within PA

US special envoy: Our plan right now is with Abbas. We cannot make peace unless we are dealing with representatives of all Palestinians.Ben Ariel, 7/9/2019, 6:08 AM

Report: PA reconsidering boycott of US

Israel Hayom newspaper reports that the Palestinian Authority is trying to straighten things out with Trump administration.Elad Benari, 7/9/2019, 12:34 AM

Abbas: Bahrain conference a 'big lie conceived by Kushner'

PA chairman responds to senior White House adviser, says he will not work with Trump administration.Elad Benari, 7/4/2019, 4:07 AM

Abbas: Eastern Jerusalem is the capital of 'Palestine'

PA chairman says national rights are not real estate assets that can be bought and sold with money.Dalit Halevi, 6/28/2019, 5:33 AM

Abbas certain Bahrain conference will fail

PA chairman: Bahrain peace conference will fail, we will not be slaves of Greenblatt, Kushner and Friedman.Elad Benari, 6/24/2019, 2:04 AM

Abbas rejects US economic peace plan

'As long as there is no political solution, we do not deal with any economic issues,' PA chairman says of revealed US economic plan.AFP, 6/23/2019, 8:19 AM

Arab MKs updated Abbas: We will support dissolution of Knesset

Arab MKs informed PA chairman in advance of their decision to vote in favor of dissolving the Knesset.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/23/2019, 5:47 AM

Shabak chief meets with Abbas

Shabak's Nadav Argaman tries to convince PA Chairman Abbas to accept tax money transferred by Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/15/2019, 9:58 PM

Jordan: 'Abbas rejects every solution to the crisis'

Jordanian officials slam Palestinian Authority's Chairman Abbas for rejecting generous offer of financial support.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/10/2019, 8:16 AM